A flathead catfish from the Monongahela River.
When: Friday, July 1st, from 8pm to 10:30pm
Where: The Monongahela River, near Point Marion, PA
What: Night-fishing for catfish
Weather: 80-degrees, clear skies, light NW to W wind.
Water Conditions: Stained. Fluctuated several inches due to a nearby lock.
After that we settled into our chairs. We had a few rods out with stinkbait and crawlers and one with a live bluegill in hopes of hooking a flathead. Not too long after I had landed the channel catfish, the clicker started singing. I picked-up the rod and set the hook.
I knew it was a flathead.
It put up a decent fight, and even took a few nice runs on me. When it rolled on the surface, my suspicions were confirmed. Although it was no monster, it was a still a great fish and the one I was looking for.
Thanks to Wayne and Rob for coming out, experiencing the wonders of Point Marion and having a good 'ol time catfishing on the river.